Forming Physician Multispecialty Group Practices: Key Legal Considerations
Evaluating Compensation Models, Negotiating Business Contracts, and Complying With Federal and State Laws
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide healthcare provider counsel with a review of key legal issues involved in forming physician multispecialty group practices, including applicable laws and regulations and business considerations. The panel will offer guidance on structuring the arrangements and negotiating key contracts.
- Group formation
- Selecting the appropriate legal entity
- Tax issues
- Benefits issues
- Adding physicians through mergers and acquisitions
- Determining the purchase price
- Key deal terms
- Physician employment contract issues
- Promoting associates to partners
- Stark law and compensation models - compensation for professional services
- Compensation for ancillary services
- Use of Care Centers and Practice Divisions
- Hospital, private equity or other non-physician participation
- Corporate practice of medicine and fee splitting
- Management arrangements
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What are the key legal and business concerns for physicians considering forming a multispecialty group practice?
- What considerations should healthcare counsel weigh when selecting the appropriate legal entity for the business?
- What compensation models have been most attractive or successful for group practices negotiating employment with physicians?
- What special concerns arise when there is hospital, private equity or other non-physician participation in the group structure?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Adam J. Rogers
McDermott Will & Emery
He focuses his practice on health care transactional, regulatory and litigation matters. He represents a variety of... | Read More
He focuses his practice on health care transactional, regulatory and litigation matters. He represents a variety of clients in mergers and acquisitions and in the development and implementation of cutting-edge business models in the health care industry. His experience as a litigator educates his ability to advise clients on how to achieve their business objectives while minimizing legal risk.Close
William L. Weiner
He represents physicians and group practices as well as privately-held companies. His practice focuses on commercial... | Read More
He represents physicians and group practices as well as privately-held companies. His practice focuses on commercial transactions and healthcare. He provides a wide array of services for physicians and their practices, including advice on billing and reimbursement, corporate governance, medical staff and regulatory issues, and the sale, merger and reacquisition of practices.Close
Wallis S. Stromberg
Davis Graham & Stubbs
He represents physicians, hospitals, provider networks and other health care providers. He advises on contracting, the... | Read More
He represents physicians, hospitals, provider networks and other health care providers. He advises on contracting, the organization, sale and acquisition of businesses, employment matters, financing transactions, recruitment, real estate transactions, compliance with Fraud and Abuse and Stark laws, HIPAA issues, antitrust concerns, tax exempt organization concerns and other operational matters.Close